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Review and Giveaway: Burn by Julianna Baggott

Title: Burn (Pure #3)
Author: Julianna Baggott
Pub Deets: February 2014, Hachette Book Group
Source: Digital ARC from the publisher
Series/Stand Alone: Series

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The fate of the world is more fragile than ever as Pures battle Wretches and former allies become potential enemies as bestselling author Julianna Baggott presents the exciting conclusion to her dystopian Pure trilogy: BURN (Grand Central Publishing Hardcover; February 4, 2014; 9781455502998; $26.00).

Inside the Dome, Partridge has taken his father's place as leader of the Pures. His intent had been to bring down the Dome from the inside with the help of the secret resistance force led by Partridge's former teacher Glassings. But from his new position of power, things don't seem quite as clear. Perhaps his father had been right. Perhaps if the world is to survive it needs the Dome--and Partridge--to rule it.

Outside the Dome Pressia and Bradwell continue piecing together the clues left to them by their parents from the time before the detonations. Soon they will be able to help heal the Wretches, freeing them from their monstrous fusings and the Dome's oppression once and for all. But their success also depends on Partridge. Can they still trust their friend and ally to see their plan through? Or will a new war begin?

For the last eight years, Julianna Baggott taught in the Creative Writing Program at Florida State University (FSU). She is now teaching screenwriting at FSU’s College of Motion Picture Arts. She and her husband co-founded a nonprofit in 2006 called Kids in Need – Books in Deed that gives free books to kids in the state of Florida. She is the mother of four children ranging in age from 5 to 17. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston GlobeThe Southern ReviewTriQuarterlyVirginia Quarterly ReviewPoetryGlamourMs. Magazine, and read on NPR's Talk of the Nation. She lives in Massachusetts with her family. For more information visit www.juliannabaggott.com.


We all have those series we think are totally underrated, fly under the radar, and under-appreciated. For me, THIS IS THAT SERIES. I know you guys might be burned out on dystopian. I know that feel, I really do. But trust me when I tell you that The Pure Trilogy by Julianna Baggott is 100% worth your time. 

Obviously, reviewing the final book in a trilogy is a difficult task. So I'll just brush you up on the premise for the entire series. 

Here's the gist. There was a detonation that destroyed almost the entire world. Those living inside of the dome remained pure, undamaged, but ridden with guilt they suppress every day. They're trying to create a utopian society, but it's not working out. Those living outside the dome were burned, scarred, damaged, and mutilated. Pressia is on the outside, uncovering the truth about what happened. Partridge is on the inside, trying to bring down the barriers. 

The cast of characters is unique, authentic, and completely resonate with my heart. Even though they could easily come off as absurd (the love interest has bird wings fused to his back), they are absolutely genuine. I cared about each and every one of these people AND their struggle AND their world. Baggott absolutely packs a serious punch with the conclusion of this series! 


Because the people over at Hachette Book Group are super rad, they are giving away a copy of BURN to one of you lucky readers! So, even if you haven't read the first two, you have the opportunity to start your very own collection! Seriously, you will NOT regret it!

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  1. Don't think my last comment went through...so let's try this again. I absolutely LOVE the Pure trilogy. It's full of beautiful writing and exciting yet twisty plot lines. I always recommend the Pure series on my blog!

  2. What interests me most about the Pure trilogy? Finding out how this fantastic series ends!!! I loved Pure, LOVED LOVED LOVED Fuse and just can't wait for Burn!

    Also, the most beautiful writing EVER. I'm so ready for more of that.

  3. I'm rather curious about The Pures.

  4. I actually read the first two books and I adore this series. Really looking forward to finishing it this year!


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